Downtown Roswell is exploding with new restaurants.
Ricky’s Fish Camp finally opened at 659 Atlanta Street, where North of NOLA occupied previously. They are an old-school, Florida restaurant serving fresh fish delivered from the Gulf every Friday. Their sides, sauces and dressings are made in house. The menu changes daily/weekly and they are open for lunch and dinner only Friday – Sunday based on the arrival of the fresh fish! The owners used to run Nine Street Kitchen, which will now be a GC Barbeque.
Downtown will have two new pizza restaurants. The first is approved and is Carlisle’s Pizza Tavern (Asher Food LLC) on 1132 Canton Street in the old Slate building. The owner Michael Lee Heald also owns Craft Kitchen and Brew, the old Belly’s Pizza and said he plans to open in early September. The other is a rebuild of 96 Bulloch Avenue for Pizzeria Lucca. The building would look like an old barn building and would house a wood fire oven for the neapolition style pizza. The Historic Preservation Commission approved the architectual plans at the August 12 meeting, so this pizza restaurant is set to move forward.
Gate City Brewing is also opening downtown behind Pastis at 43 Old Magnolia Street in the old Roswell Autocare garage. Gate City was founded in 2013 and launched its first two beers in February 2015. According to their website, its name is rooted in neighboring Atlanta’s historical moniker, “Gate City of the New South,” due to its reputation as a hub for culture, commerce and transportation.
Even though it’s not downtown, On The Rox Tavern is now open in Roswell. Live music, video game machines, a cozy bar and menu that includes avocado hummus and grilled pimento cheese sandwich, sounds good to us! They are going where Davinci’s pizza was at 2500 Old Alabama Rd. They claim to have the best jukebox in town! Follow their Facebook page for the latest updates.
Thank you to New Urban Roswell and Scoop fans for some of this information.